> The Mooncow Project
|< Performer of V|
"We often used the odd Calvert
playing live and some of it has been recorded.
Needless to say I have been impressed by his output
to this day.
| I am very
busy in the studio recording the music for my next album tentatively titled
"Nandi" and which will be out under the name of
The Mooncow Project."
Ralph Beauvert got in touch with me via the website you are actually exploring - shortly afterwards he supplied me with a HUGE file containing loads of material he'd collected on Hawkwind and Robert Calvert over the years. A real treasure - parts of this you'll find already digitized in these frames.
that wasn't all....as if he had heard in telepathic ways about some obscure
rumours about some plans for a Robert Calvert tribute
album, he asked me if I'd be interested in hearing his
own version of Calvert's song
Hero with a Wing
And so, without even asking anyone so far, we already have the first contribution to the Calvert tribute on our hands - and...it's a BRILLIANT cover version.
check out an excerpt of it >HERE<
his version of Hero
with a Wing
and his upcoming
i am right now working with some tibetan musicians who happen to live nearby. they are refugees whose parents had to flee from their homeland together with the dalai lama when the chinese took over in tibet. they also built a monastery here with a huge library. this is a nice place to meet some remarkable men now and again and also a strong source of the spirit. the people i work with sing their songs and play some real weird instruments. i hope i can turn a few of these into mooncowish sounding ditties maybe with a goa -tinched jungle beat juice sweet enough to alarm the aural palate."
1995 saw the beginning of Beauvert's collaboration with master peercussionist Enzo Lopardo and the beginning of The Mooncow Project. A number of radio sessions throughout Europe followed - one even in Mo(on)scow.
...and this takes us back to nowadays....
I got lucky and Ralph sent me a few demo-tracks of the album - they sound indeed much different to the musical style of Hero with a wing - an intense and new (at least to me) mixture of ambient / trance elements employing strong oriental sound-lines - which I love anyway. Highly recommended to anyone who is interested in expending his musical universe - sideways - crossover - however you like to call it...
The lastest report on Nandi is, that the Tibetan element you've heard of before, is featured strongly - and that new recordings with these musicians are ahead - they will probably also include violin virtuoso Graham Clark.
It should be clear
by now...do keep your eyes open for this release - it'll be noted here
as soon as it is out -